Fundamental System Skills in z/OS

Fundamental System Skills in z/OS Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

This course is designed to teach you the fundamental practical skills to navigate and work in a z/OS environment.

This includes the use of ISPF/PDF dialogs, TSO/E commands, JCL, UNIX System Services shell, and BookManager.

Next Class Dates

Dec 18, 2017 – Dec 22, 2017
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET

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Intended Audience for this Fundamental System Skills in z/OS Course

  • » This basic course is for IT personnel with a theoretical background of z/OS (for example, as taught in An Introduction to the z/OS Environment (ES050) ) and some general practical IS experience.

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Fundamental System Skills in z/OS Course Objectives

  • » Review the main concepts of z/OS
  • » Log on to TSO and start ISPF/PDF
  • » Navigate through ISPF/PDF dialogs and use the basic ISPF/PDF functions and the ISPF Editor
  • » Use ISPF/PDF to allocate data sets and edit data sets (including hierarchical file system (HFS) files) using the ISPF Editor primary and line commands
  • » Use ISPF to create and manipulate (copy, rename, delete, list, sort, and merge) data sets
  • » Identify security considerations for Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS) data sets and HFS files
  • » Describe and use TSO/E commands
  • » Perform simple modifications to existing ISPF/PDF panels
  • » Invoke a REXX exec and TSO CLIST
  • » Tailor existing JCL and submit batch jobs
  • » Review job status and job output using SDSF
  • » Invoke UNIX processes
  • » Manipulate HFS directories and file systems using the UNIX System
  • » Services ISHELL

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Fundamental System Skills in z/OS Course Outline

      1. Day 1
        1. Welcome
        2. Unit 1: Review of the z/Architecture and z/OS
        3. Unit 2: An introduction to ISPF, ISPF/PDF, and RACF
          1. Exercise 1: System familiarization
        4. Unit 3: Working with ISPF/PDF (Part 1)
          1. Exercise 2: Allocate new data sets
      2. Day 2
        1. Review/wrap up
        2. Unit 3: Working with ISPF/PDF (Part 2)
          1. Exercise 3: ISPF editor primary commands
          2. Exercise 4: ISPF editor line command
          3. Exercise 5: Copy/move/rename/delete data sets and members
          4. Exercise 6: Data set lists
          5. Exercise 7: Using TSO/E commands
      3. Unit 4: Working with TSO/E
      4. Day 3
        1. Review/wrap up
        2. Unit 5: Working with JCL
          1. Exercise 8: Submit a job
          2. Exercise 9: JCL exercises
          3. Exercise 10: Procedures (Part 1)
      5. Day 4
        1. Review/wrap up
        2. Unit 6: Working with UNIX System Services
          1. Exercise 10: Procedures (Part 2)
          2. Exercise 11: ISHELL and hierarchical file system

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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